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Illustrated London news :Cutting the first turf of the railway at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand. London, 1865

Reference Number: PUBL-0033-1865-01

A crowd of people around a large flag, watching a woman pushing a wheelbarrow holding a spade, along a line marked by a small fence. Troops (or the Constabulary) are standing in line to the left, with the Port Hills behind. Shows the start of the Christchurch to Dunedin line

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1 image, categorised under Wood engravings, related to Illustrated London News (Newspaper), Sydenham, Dwellings - New Zealand - Canterbury Region, Canterbury Region (N.Z.) - Social life and customs, Flags and Railways - New Zealand - Canterbury Region - Trains.

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Illustrated London news :Cutting the first turf of the railway at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand. London, 1865, Reference Number PUBL-0033-1865-01 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w art print(s)Wood engraving,. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photographic copies in preference to originals.

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures385. Railways. Lines. Main trunk [S. I.]. 1865(DFP-012087)

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